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Memory, History and the Archive

AAS 426/HIS 426

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Why are some events from the past widely recalled, memorialized, and taught in school, while others are consigned to obscurity? What role do acts of historical erasure play in processes of exclusion? How have acts of remembering figured in struggles for justice? Using historical scholarship, memoirs, visual art, and music, this course examines the relationship between "history" and "memory", focusing on the different ways that race and social power have shaped the relationship in the U.S. and across the African diaspora. We will link representations of the past to debate about issues such as public monuments, legal redress, and reparations.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 10
  • Capacity: 12
  • Class Number: 22789
  • Schedule: Th 01:30 PM-04:20 PM